Radiographer - MRI
MRI
Deadline Aug 22 2019
The MRI has two openings for the position of Radiographer - MRI in grade 9 starting at a salary of LBP 1,164,405.- per month. Since this provides an opportunity for PROMOTION from within, kindly circulate this information and/or post it in your area of jurisdiction so that those interested and having the minimum qualifications may apply.
Basic Functions
Perform all routine MRI examinations, under minimal supervision, by integrating scientific knowledge and technical skills with effective patient interaction to provide quality patient care and useful diagnostic information.
Support the mission and vision of the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and of the Diagnostic Radiology Department.
Minimum Requirements
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications as well as other needed software
  • Work Schedule: Regular weekdays
  • Radiologic Technology certificate or Bachelor's Degree in Radiology. Field of Expertise: MRI
  • 1 year of experience in MRI
  • Strong command of Arabic and English (IET >/= 500). French is an asset


Interested applicants are invited to register/login and complete the online application and apply to the vacancy prior to August 22 2019 on the following link: http://www1.aubmc.org.lb/hremp/

For Internal Applicants: In addition to the updated C.V., a letter of intent should be addressed to the Human Resources Department with a copy to the concerned Supervisor(s).

Within the framework of Lebanese Law, the American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Summary
Perform all routine MRI examinations, under minimal supervision, by integrating scientific knowledge and technical skills with effective patient interaction to provide quality patient care and useful diagnostic information.
Support the mission and vision of the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) and of the Diagnostic Radiology Department.
Essential Functions / Task Groups

Diagnostic Modalities & MRI Safety:

  • Receive patients, check their records and documentation and prepare them physically and psychologically for the examination. Ensure patient consent to procedure. Includes confirming patient identification, verifying requested procedure, checking pregnancy when appropriate and assessing factors for contraindication of procedure.
  • Provide accurate explanation and instruction of the information about the procedure to the patient, healthcare providers, students, medical staff, nurses and orderlies.
  • Perform routine MRI examinations including but not limited to:
    Brain (with and without contrast), Brain Stroke, MRA Brain (TOF Only), Temporal Lobe epilepsy/seizures, MRA carotids (TOF and PC), MRV (TOF and PC Only), Multiple Sclerosis, Internal Auditory Canal, Nasopharynx, Pituitary Gland, Cervical Spine, Cervical Disc, Cervical Multiple Sclerosis, Cervical Tumor, Thoracic Spine, Lumbar Spine, Spondylitis, Sacrum/Coccyx
    Position the patient accurately, providing hearing protection, positioning image coil and placing ECG electrodes when necessary.
  • Apply appropriate immobilization devices, selecting appropriate pulse sequence and MRI parameters to optimize image quality as well as entering patient information to initiate scan and preparing contrast media injection when necessary.
  • Record images as hard/soft copies and transfer images to other departments or workstations for treatment planning or image post processing.
  • As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) principle for the specific absorption rate (SAR) in patients.
  • Modify, select and enhance the MRI parameters according to the patients pathology.
  • Apply appropriate TR, FA imaging field of view and accurate body weight measurements to reduce SAR effectively.
  • Ensure proper patient positioning, patient instructions and MRI safety screening form to provide optimal image quality. Archive the procedure as soft/hard copy and provide images, data analysis and patient information to the physician for diagnostic interpretation.
  • Perform the appropriate and designed quality control tests on the magnet and radiofrequency coils.

Equipment and Supplies Management:

  • Operate routine MRI equipment using professional judgment to adapt imaging procedures to improve diagnostic quality, consulting with appropriate medical personnel when determining a modified action plan.
  • Perform other related duties such as observing safety rules and regulations. Keeping work area neat and tidy, reporting malfunctions to MRI Scientist, etc.
Critical Competencies
Client Focus, Achievement Orientation, Organizational Awareness, Initiative, Communication Skills, Safety and Health Management, Resource Management, Technical Expertise, Professional Development, Team Skills, Planning and Organizing, Information and Records Administration, Professionalism, Quality Management, Applied Technology, Computer Skills, English Comprehension, Stress management, Health education, prevention and promotion, Patient Assessment, Drug Administration.
Knowledge / Know-How
Knowledge:
Proficient knowledge in Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Knowledge of Quality Assurance.
Familiarity with a wide variety of equipment and therapeutic techniques.
Knowledge of MRI, physics, gadolinum contrast media and safety

Education:
Minimum Education: Radiologic Technology certificate or Bachelor's Degree in Radiology.
Field of Expertise: MRI

Experience:
Minimum Experience: 1 year of experience in MRI.

Languages:
Minimum Languages: Arabic and English (IET >/= 500).
Preferred Languages: French is an asset.

Computer Skills:
Proficient in the use of Microsoft applications as well as other needed software.
Impact of Actions / Decisions
Inadequate performance affects the well being of the patient and the work flow of the department.
Job Structure
Work according to well defined procedures and technical standards.
Managerial / Supervisory Responsibility
Reporting Channel:
1st Level: MRI Supervisor
2nd Level: Radiology Operation Supervisor
Dotted Line: Section Director

Supervisory Channel:
None.
Job Characteristics
Physical Effort:   Moderate Physical Effort
Work Schedule:   Regular weekdays
Working Conditions:   Exposed to patient element